Creamy masala chicken

Creamy masala chicken

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(153 ratings)

Ready in 35-40 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
A mild chicken curry with oodles of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal541
  • fat42g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red chilli
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 284ml carton double cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • basmati rice and naan bread, to serve

Method

  1. Put the chicken, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, coriander, lime juice and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl. Stir, and set aside. Chop the onion, and seed and chop the chilli.

  2. Heat a large shallow pan. Tip in the chicken and marinade and fry for about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the onion and chilli for 3-4 minutes until just soft. Add the turmeric and stir fry for 1 minute. Lower the heat, pour in the cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the chicken and simmer for 5 minutes, or until cooked. Season and stir in the lemon juice. Serve with rice and naan bread.

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kazzza9
1st Mar, 2011
A bit too creamy for me think creme fraiche would be nicer. !
foodlover81
1st Mar, 2011
5.05
i substituted the cream for 1/2 fat creme fraiche and it was delicious with brown rice
lovelyjubly
27th Feb, 2011
1.05
Flavourless and the cream makes it very heavy.
stephski86
22nd Feb, 2011
2.05
This was far too creamy for my liking, so much so that it overpowered any flavour. It seemed like a ridiculous amount of cream, really it needed half that amount. It seemed so much that for a second I panicked and thought I had read the recipe wrong! Ended up spooning out alot of the cream and adding more spice! Also added more lemon juice. I did like the marinade though, up until I added the cream it all smelled and looked delicious. Next time I think I'l add more fresh chillies and maybe some natural yoghurt (but nowhere near the amount this recipe suggests!!).
stephski86
22nd Feb, 2011
2.05
This was far too creamy for my liking, so much so that it overpowered any flavour. It seemed like a ridiculous amount of cream, really it needed half that amount. It seemed so much that for a second I panicked and thought I had read the recipe wrong! Ended up spooning out alot of the cream and adding more spice! Also added more lemon juice. I did like the marinade though, up until I added the cream it all smelled and looked delicious. Next time I think I'l add more fresh chillies and maybe some natural yoghurt (but nowhere near the amount this recipe suggests!!).
stephski86
22nd Feb, 2011
2.05
This was far too creamy for my liking, so much so that it overpowered any flavour. It seemed like a ridiculous amount of cream, really it needed half that amount. It seemed so much that for a second I panicked and thought I had read the recipe wrong! Ended up spooning out alot of the cream and adding more spice! Also added more lemon juice. I did like the marinade though, up until I added the cream it all smelled and looked delicious. Next time I think I'l add more fresh chillies and maybe some natural yoghurt (but nowhere near the amount this recipe suggests!!).
GuidoLondon
22nd Jan, 2011
4.05
Left out some of the cream and replaced it with coconut cream. Excellent. Almost five stars.
melanieg40
20th Jan, 2011
3.05
This is a lovely meal for any time. Tried it as per recipe but not enough kick, so now I dont de seed the chilli and I add a tikka paste to the marinade (made myself from an indian cook book I have) this gives the chicken a lovely flavour!!! prob the best dish I've eaten from this site...mmmmmmmmmm del!!!!
amie301285
4th Oct, 2010
5.05
Lovely :)
hrichardso002
19th Sep, 2010
5.05
Quick, easy and tasty. Used half fat creme fraiche to reduce fat content.

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